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Schuh Alleges Neuman Violated Campaign Laws, Will File Complaint

Schuh Alleges Neuman Violated Campaign Laws, Will File Complaint

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citizens to Elect Steve Schuh Campaign Manager Diane Croghan today called on Laura Neuman to stop using County government resources, including computers and employees, for campaign purposes. “Laura Neuman and her staff have repeatedly used County resources for campaign purposes, which is a clear violation of the public ethics law,” Croghan said. “We remained silent […]

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Conti Withdraws

Conti Withdraws

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Democratic Candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive, Joanna Conti has withdrawn from the race after campaigning for nearly six years for the position.  The Conti Campaign issued a statement earlier today. “When you start on a multi-year quest, you don’t know what obstacles life will throw in your way. Unfortunately, several challenges have come to […]

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Neuman To Kick Off Campaign With Dawn To Dusk Tour

Neuman To Kick Off Campaign With Dawn To Dusk Tour

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Laura Neuman announced the launching of her 2014 campaign for Anne Arundel County Executive with a Dawn to Dusk tour on Thursday, February 20, 2014, meeting with local residents and touring businesses throughout the county. “Since stepping into this position one year ago this week, I have been focused on strengthening the county’s economy, spending […]

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Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In January 2013, a local court convicted former County Executive John Leopold on two counts of misconduct in office.  In addition to requiring him to serve jail time, it banned him from running for elective office for five years.  In September, Leopold appealed the lower court’s ruling, and last week Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals […]

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Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Wednesday the Maryland Senate’s Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee held hearings on two bills to create a more democratically accountable system for selecting school board members in Anne Arundel County.  One bill focused on fixing the electoral system for the eight adult members of the AACPS Board of Education; the other on fixing […]

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George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

George F.  Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and former Anne Arundel County Sheriff, will file his candidacy for Anne Arundel County Executive on Friday, January 31 with the State Board of Elections.  George is running as a Democrat in the June 24th Primary. On Saturday, February 1, at 11:00AM, Johnson […]

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Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

| January 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Campaign finance articles are a staple of good journalism, as campaign contributions may signal to the public more credibly than campaign promises the type of interests a politician will represent once in office.  But good campaign finance reporting requires that a newspaper be willing to invest in investigative reporting and report the results even if […]

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Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This evening, County Executive Laura Neuman’s campaign manager came out swinging for opponent Steve Schuh after a tweet was sent out yesterday. On Twitter, Schuh says that Neuman passed the largest spending increase in history and states that he has fought for lower property taxes. The entire rebuttal is re-printed below: Political expediency, flip-flopping, and […]

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Where’s Kenny Kirby…Again

Where’s Kenny Kirby…Again

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Alderman Kirby returned our call. When asked where he lives, the Alderman responded that “1236 Crows Nest Court is my address of record, period.” Kirby did state that he had not been served and questioned how hard it would be to find him. The Alderman said that he would have no further comment on […]

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Schuh Raises More Than $1 Million For County Exec Race

Schuh Raises More Than $1 Million For County Exec Race

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh publicly released his campaign finance report showing he has approximately $1.25 million to run a successful campaign for County Executive in 2014. “I am honored and humbled by the enormous outpouring of support from the community for my campaign,” Schuh said. “Our momentum is building to run an effective campaign with the […]

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City Manager Mike Mallinoff Released By Mayor Pantelides

City Manager Mike Mallinoff Released By Mayor Pantelides

| January 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides has made another major personnel move this afternoon by releasing City Manager Mike Mallinoff from his position.  The City Manager’s position is an appointed position.  Mallinoff was appointed by former Mayor Joshua Cohen, so his departure is not too shocking. Virginia Burke was hired last year as the Assistant City Manager […]

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County Executive Neuman Names New Chief Of Staff

County Executive Neuman Names New Chief Of Staff

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of businessman and entrepreneur Richard C. “Rook” Rogers to the position of Chief of Staff. In this position, Mr. Rogers will oversee the Office of the County Executive along with constituent and community engagement for the County. “Rook is a proven business leader with a commitment […]

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Schuh Makes It Official

Schuh Makes It Official

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh today officially filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to run for Anne Arundel County Executive. “Today we embark on a journey to bring the highest standards of ethics, service and management to Anne Arundel County government,” Schuh said. “My campaign will emphasize the priorities of the citizens of Anne Arundel County, […]

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Schuh Endorsed By Sen. Getty

Schuh Endorsed By Sen. Getty

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh has announced his endorsement for Anne Arundel County Executive by Maryland Senate Minority Whip Joseph Getty. “Steve Schuh is a strong voice for tax relief and jobs and a leader in the House of Delegates on fiscal issues,” Getty said. “Anne Arundel County can lead this State as a model of effective […]

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Candidate For Alderman Files To Have Election Nullified

Candidate For Alderman Files To Have Election Nullified

| December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Unsuccessful Ward Six candidate, Steven Conn, has filed a petition with the Circuit Court alleging that his opponent, Kenny Kirby; and the Annapolis Democratic Central Committee violated the Election Code. Conn is seeking to have the court nullify Kirby’s election. In the filing, Conn claims that the Central Committee filtered significant sums of unreported money […]

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Full Text Of Pantelides Inaugural Address

Full Text Of Pantelides Inaugural Address

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The full text of Annapolis Mayor, Michael J. Pantelides who was sworn in as Annapolis’ 136th Mayor this afternoon is below. Good Afternoon What a great day to be an Annapolitan! Looking around this theatre, I am humbled by your presence and the outpouring of friendship, support and dedication that I’ve received since the election. […]

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Pantelides Makes First Two Political Appointments

Pantelides Makes First Two Political Appointments

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mayor-elect Michael J. Pantelides announced the first two appointments to his team. Timothy D. Murnane, Esq. will serve as the City Attorney and Rhonda Wardlaw will serve as the City’s Public Information Officer, also referred to as Communications Officer. Mr. Murnane has been a trial attorney for more than 30 years. He has served as a […]

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Schuh Endorsed by Two Former Legislators

Schuh Endorsed by Two Former Legislators

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh today announced endorsements by former delegates Elizabeth Smith Anderson and Terry Gilleland. “Steve Schuh grew up in Crofton and knows the issues that are important to West County: balancing growth and economic development while maintaining strong communities. He also values our farms and understands the importance of keeping South County rural,” said […]

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6 People To Not Sweep Out Of Annapolis City Hall

6 People To Not Sweep Out Of Annapolis City Hall

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor-Elect Mike Pantelides campaigned on a platform of sweeping Annapolis clean and I have no doubt that he will do just that. City Hall has been bloated for some time and there really is a need to pare down the rank and file.  But Mike (to be known in shorthand as MiPa) might not […]

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Pantelides Beats Cohen By 59 Votes For Annapolis Mayor

Pantelides Beats Cohen By 59 Votes For Annapolis Mayor

| November 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Challenger Mike Pantelides beat incumbent Mayor Joshua Cohen in one of the tightest mayoral races in Annapolis history. After the election, Pantelides led by a slim 84 votes. The following day absentee ballots and a malfunctioning machine were counted and after 19.5 hours (ending at 4:40am) the lead had narrowed to 50. This morning, election […]

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LIVE: Annapolis Election Updates

LIVE: Annapolis Election Updates

| November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

NOTE: This is a live blog. Please scroll down to the bottom for latest updates throughout the day as they become available. On Election Day, there was no defined winner. A mere 84 votes separated Mayor Josh Cohen and his challenger, Mike Pantelides. Today, the appointed 3-person Board of Elections (2 democrats and 1 republican) […]

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BREAKING: Annapolis Absentee & Provisional Voting Likely To Favor Cohen

BREAKING: Annapolis Absentee & Provisional Voting Likely To Favor Cohen

| November 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

We have heard from a source that there are 326 absentee ballots in play at tomorrow’s canvass along with 130 provisional ballots issued on Tuesday. In addition there are 15 emergency absentee ballots. The malfunctioning machine in Ward 7 (precinct 17) should lean slightly to Mike Pantelides based on the results in that precinct which […]

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